First annual Nine Clubs Hike. Each year one of the member clubs will host a hike(s) to showcase their section of the Ganaraska Trail. This year the Wilderness Club has been given the honour of hosting the first annual Nine Clubs Hike.
Sunday, October 6 <Moderate> 5.2 km Annual GHTA–Nine Clubs hike: Moore Falls to Fairy Falls return 8:30am: Departing Devil’s Lake access point. Arrive 20 min prior for briefing & waiver. The Wilderness Club is excited to show and share our section of the trail with everyone on the First Annual Nine Clubs hike. Parking is limited-please carpool to Devil’s Lake. Space is limited. Register: Glynn Richardson <email@example.com> .
Sunday, October 6 <Difficult> 15 km Annual GHTA–Nine Clubs hike: Devil’s Lake to Highest Point in QEWIIPP return 8:30am: Departing Devil’s Lake access point. Arrive 20 min prior for briefing & waiver. The Wilderness Club is excited to show and share our section of the trail with everyone on the First Annual Nine Clubs hike. Parking is limited-please carpool to Devil’s Lake. Space is limited. Register: Glynn Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This reroute moves the trail off busy Country Road 7 and Centre Line Road to pass through Stayner’s new EcoPark forest, through Station Park, and along the footpath beside the abandoned CN Railway tracks.
A couple of weeks ago we did our trail maintenance. One area always gives us grief and this year it was no different. The section between Peter St. and Vasey Road (County Road 23) – right in the middle of that section it was once again too wet to get into. Very swampy and of course with this wet spring it did not help this year. I would like to warn any hikers who may be attempting to hike in this area to be aware that it is impassable and they should continue along the road – that is Line 5 until they reach Vasey Road.
On May 16, 2019 a reroute for a section of the GHTA Mad River Club trail was blazed near Glencairn, getting 2 km of the trail off of Webster Road and Centre Line Road. Our thanks to Sharon and Steve Striegl for allowing the new route on their property at 9230 Webster Road. The new trail section provides a pleasant hike beside tree nursery fields and through forested areas. The property has an interesting history, as described below by Sharon and Steve. “The property was purchased in 1961 by George and Gertrude Striegl. At the time, it was one of over 200 tobacco farms in the region. The Striegls retired in 1975 when the current owners and 2nd generation of tobacco growers, Steve and Sharon Striegl, grew tobacco until 1988. At that time, the property was one of only 4 tobacco farms left in the area. The property has been leased to Somerville Nurseries where it has been planted in X-mas trees (Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir), ever since.” The attached files provide a marked up version of map #24 from the Guidebook, a satellite image of the new route, and a topo map of the new route. The GHTA very much appreciates the generosity and support from Sharon and Steve for allowing this trail section to be established on their property. – John John Sloan Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association Director Trails and Landowner Relations / Barrie Club President email@example.com / 705-715-6994